FACS Connection - October 16, 2020
A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students.
Friday, October 16, 2020
- Dawg Check
- Bulldog Basics eStore
- Student Alumni Council (SAC) – Applications Open!
- FACS Pick of the Week
- UGA Cortona Study Abroad
- Fall 2020 Signature Lecture Series
- Surveillance Testing – Keep the Curve Flat!
- CAPS “I’ll Go First” Series
- Student Success and Advising Center – Internship Opportunity
1. Dawg Check
The University of Georgia is committed to a safe environment for its faculty, students, and staff. As a part of our commitment, we ask that you use DawgCheck to:
- Check your current health condition and report exposure daily using this link!
- Should you test positively for Covid-19, you are required to report the test results here.
- You will receive these prompts via email. You may enroll in text/SMS messages for these alerts by registering here.
- If you have questions or require more information, please visit dawgcheck.uga.edu.
Bulldog Basics has a new platform for students to request up to five items and pick up from their designated location. Pick up locations are Dawson Hall, the ASPIRE Clinic, and the Tate Student Center. Students must log into the eStore with their UGA email address. Once the order is complete and ready for pick up, students will receive an email with their order number.
For more information, please visit the Bulldog Basics website.
3. Student Alumni Council (SAC) – Applications Open!
Students can register for the information sessions at https://alumni.uga.edu/events/category/sac-events/sacinfo/. The informational sessions will be held Thursday, October 22nd at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Do you have questions for the Student Success and Advising Center?
Use the Live Chat on the Student Success and Advising Center webpage. Go to www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ and click on the Live Chat button in the footer of the webpage to submit your questions. You can ask about changing your major, signing up for an advising appointment, getting involved, and more!
The Live Chat feature will be available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. If staff are unavailable, questions will be routed to email@example.com.
The University of Georgia's oldest study abroad program has been operating in the medieval Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy for more than 50 years. UGA Cortona offers an extensive list of studio art and art history courses, as well as classes in Italian, English, Women's Studies, Science, Business, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Agriculture. Earn UGA credit while living in Tuscany and traveling with the program to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena, Naples, Orvieto, Assisi, and many more!
Please see the UGA Cortona website for full program details and for scholarship information.
6. Fall 2020 Signature Lecture Series
7. Surveillance Testing – Keep the Curve Flat!
Be Georgia Strong. Dawg Strong. and help UGA flatten the curve! It’s important that we continue to monitor asymptomatic spread through surveillance testing. There are 500 time slots a day, and we need participation from as many of you as possible. If you haven’t had a positive test result in the past 90 days, you can get retested about every three weeks, so be sure to sign up to test again if it has been awhile.
Visit https://dawgcheck.uga.edu/ to schedule an appointment for asymptomatic testing at Legion Field. With our increased capacity, we are often able to accommodate same day appointments. In cases where there is same-day availability, Legion Field staff will accept walk-up appointments. Individuals will need to register onsite, but the likelihood is that they will be accommodated.
Enjoy free Starbucks coffee and tea in line and receive free items as a thank you for participating, including coupons and specially branded masks and t-shirts! Sign up at https://dawgcheck.uga.edu/. #DawgStrong
8. CAPS “I’ll Go First” Series
9. Student Success and Advising Center – Internship Opportunity
The Student Success and Advising Center is seeking interns for this upcoming spring! This internship provides FACS students with opportunities and experiences to learn about student affairs in higher education via the work done in the SSAC. Some responsibilities include: recruit new students; assist with preparation and planning related to project management; support student programs; and interact with a diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, staff, etc.
The deadline to apply is October 23rd by noon. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/ssac-interns
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